I very much appreciate your support (as well as Martha's, Ktk, Rick and Shelby, and all the others who have personally emailed me) but am just so sick of these 5 bullies disrupting the discussion boards and attemting to get everyone fighting amongst themselves by making their disgusting anonymous posts or their own posts under the names of others.... They are fully responsible for the distrust and infighting which continues to this day in this field. As I mentioned, it so unfortunate as I think we all (except the "anonymous" posters - they only wish to show their idiocy) want the same thing, promote Old West history for ourselves and future generations .... I do so by supporting everything I can that is Western - buying the books and DVD's, going to any new Western movie, attending all Western events (we were at the Santa Clarita Cowboy festival just 2 weekends ago), ... and by encouraging my family and friends to also do so; but to this day still cannot get myself to support in any way or buy the books of those authors ... who suppported (in the late 1990's) this gang, or just looked the other way while it (the bullying) was all happening. And that is the sad part, as I feel strongly I/we (there are MANY MANY others out there who feel the same as I do) could have significantly helped promote many of these individuals. To answer your question, I don't know what makes these internet bullies do what they do but I am sure their sad and worthless existence plays a big part. I actually think they feel that people find their anonymous posts and ridicule of others amusing; not realising the wothless fools that they are actually seen as.
I agree that the people who post here on this board are all amazing and I feel proud to call most of them very good friends. I just hope "Bob Rogers" goes back to that other board from which he came.
Anyway, sorry about the rant. Mary and I are also looking forward to seeing you and James again in the very near future - we can't wait either.
All My Best Leah!
PS - please give my best to that guy in the cowboy hat (TJ) too.
First of all again Congratulations again on your grandsons 1 Birthday party! As well as for not losing any one down the hill, lol. I loved your response to Martha. These trolls are weird, what would... more